Friday, December 13, 2013

TV News - Morena Baccarin & Morgan Saylor Departing 'Homeland'; Danny Trejo Joins 'NCIS: Los Angeles'; Plus 10 More Updates!

Additional Updates for:
CBS' The Crazy Ones; WE tv's The Divide; and FX's Saint George.

Pilot Castings:
HBO's Ballers; NBC's Tin Man; and TNT's Proof & Guilt by Association.

Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital) will co-star on the HBO comedy pilot Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson. He will play Spencer's (Johnson) boss, a financial advisor who tries really hard to fit in and who is confident but clueless at interpreting social cues.

Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory, Curb Your Enthusiasm) has landed a guest spot on CBS' The Crazy Ones. She will play a single Jewish mother who wants her son to have the best bar mitzvah ever until she winds up making the entire thing about her.

Danny Trejo (Machete Kills, From Dusk Till Dawn) will appear on a February sweeps episode of CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles. He will play a character with past ties to Hetty (Linda Hunt), Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J).

Nia Long (The Best Man Holiday) has joined the cast of WE tv's first original scripted drama The Divide. She will play Billie Page, Adam's (Damon Gupton) hard-charging wife.

Shaun Toub (Homeland) has been cast on the NBC drama pilot Tin Man. He will play David Dashiell, the CFO for Valence, a multi-trillion dollar corporation that designs and sells cutting-edge robots.

Olga Merediz has joined FX's Saint George as a series regular. She will play Alma, George's (George Lopez) mother, who is feisty, combative and domineering with an acerbic wit. Additionally, David Zayas - originally cast as recurring - has been upped to series regular. He plays Junior, George's cousin.

Original cast members Morena Baccarin and Morgan Saylor will not return as series regulars for the fourth season of Showtime's Homeland. Both still may appear on a guest-star basis - similar to how Diego Klattenhoff and David Marciano did this season.

Projects Announced in Active Development
  • NBC (1) -- The Inn (Script), a horror drama developed by Jason Blum & Christina Wayne.
  • CBS (1) -- The Odd Couple (Script Plus Penalty), a comedy update of the 1970 series of the same name written by and starring Matthew Perry.
  • HBO (1) -- Untitled David Spade & Dean Lorey Project (Script), a comedy project about the music industry.
  • TNT (2) -- Proof (Pilot Ordered), a reincarnation drama from Kyra Sedgwick; & Guilt by Association (Pilot Ordered), a legal drama from Marcia Clark & Dee Johnson.